Join some of our seasoned school leaders who will share some of their hard-won wisdom on the kinds of dicey relationships and situations that we all face: How do you handle negative factions among faculty that try to undermine good work? What if you and your superintendent/board differ on tenure recommendations? What if you are a new administrator drowning in paperwork and stuck in interminable meetings that keep you away from the things that matter most?
Current and aspiring administrators are invited to attend a panel discussion focused on these kinds of situations that are very common, challenging, and timeless for school leaders. This event is not about the latest technology; it is about the lessons learned regarding leadership, relationships, and navigating challenges that demand reasoned and thoughtful response.
Please note: Although the format will be similar to the November event, the scenarios are new. So if you attended in November, we hope to see you again!
Our first Lessons Learned conversation was a big success. Here’s what attendees had to say:
It was inexpensive, and after work hours – otherwise I wouldn’t have been able to come. I appreciated the advice about scheduling one’s time.
Networking with current and former administrators. Having access to the wealth of knowledge and experience on the panel was awesome! The best part was practical advice and finally feeling like I’m not alone!
I thought the interaction between the panel and the attendees was engaging and beneficial.
The ability to discuss ideas back and forth. Also only having a small number of participants made it a much more effective format. I believe we could have done another one or two scenarios and still kept people’s interest, but understand why we chose only two this time.
Being a principal can be a lonely world. I liked hearing that I am not alone as I come across difficult situations. It was great hearing from experienced leaders.
I found the advice from experienced administrators very helpful.
The format encouraged good dialogue about best practices.